Martin Grant, the former boss of the Swallow hotel chain, is to succeed John Greenwood as chief executive of RoadChef from September. John Soden, managing director of Nikko Principal Investments, RoadChef’s majority shareholder, said Grant had been brought in to take the company on to its next stage of development. "He joins a team and a business that has been transformed over the past three years, under the leadership of John Greenwood, and RoadChef can now truly claim to be the best motorway service area operator in the country."

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